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10 May 2024

This week’s selection: a study of the Transfiguration, a mandate for missionary communities, and reflections of a pilgrim cyclist

The Transfiguration of Christ: An exegetical and theological reading by Patrick Schreiner (Baker, £20.99 (£18.89); 978-1-5409-6596-7).

“All three Synoptic Gospels tell the story of Jesus's transfiguration. Yet there has been surprisingly little written about this key event, and many readers struggle to understand its significance and place in redemptive history, let alone how it might be applied. Here, Patrick Schreiner provides a clear and accessible study of the transfiguration with an eye toward its theological significance and practical application.” 

Living His Story Together: Being a community of missionary disciples by Hannah Steele (SPCK, £10.99 (£9.89); 978-0-281-08726-6).

“Offering an inspiring mandate for the church to see itself as a missionary community, Hannah considers the practical outworkings of that identity through engaging with scripture and current theological thinking, and sharing real-life stories from churches on the front line.” 

On Your Bike: Reflections of a pedal pilgrim by John B. Thomson (DLT, £12.99 (£11.69); 978-1-913657-90-1).

“Drawing on his experiences of ministerial formation in South Africa during the latter years of apartheid, and of thirty-five years of ministry in Yorkshire, the Bishop of Selby John B. Thomson takes readers on a unique and fascinating journey into discipleship and ministry as seen through the eyes of a cyclist.”

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